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Monthly Archives: September 2008

i want it!

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
i want it!

I just discovered Sander Bokkinga, a Dutch artist who developed a line of furniture made of hosepipes called Bok. The collection was showed at 100% Design London recently. pictures from http://www.dezeen.com/2008/09/24/bok-by-sander-bokkinga/ I couldn’t help but feel a tad jealous, seeing as the very first sculpture I ever made in college — Continue reading

Everyone ♥’s NY

Categories: Art + Graphics
Everyone ♥’s NY

Just came across the work of Oded Ezer, an Israeli typographic artist, logo, type designer, a lecturer and a typographic experimentalist. He has created numerous beautiful typographic art pieces in Hebrew and wants to expand his type experiments into English.  Using a technique that he showcased in his previous work, — Continue reading

Faux-cardboard Duvet Cover

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Faux-cardboard Duvet Cover

You’ve probably seen various faux-bois, or fake wood accessories and home furnishings through out the years. My personal favorite has been faux bois bed sheets. How ironic to put a traditionally "hard" pattern on what is supposed to be the softest thing in your home! Imagine our surprize when we — Continue reading

good and green.

Categories: Art + Graphics
good and green.

Suzanne Huskey made a textile forest. Suzanne— how about a textile tree house for me to live in your wonderful creation? Link: Forests. Related link: A different kind of tree.

Perfectos Dragones

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Perfectos Dragones

The "Perfect Dragons", or Perfectos Dragones are a group of 5 young argentinian designers that decided, in 1999, to finda way to express new trends in graphics, fashion and interior design. Well, I think they are really accomplishing it, such as many others in Buenos Aires, Argentina. This last one — Continue reading

Graffiti Lamp by D.E.C.A.F.

Categories: Art + Graphics, Modern Decor + Objects, News + Events + Contests
Graffiti Lamp by D.E.C.A.F.

D.E.C.A.F. is a design collective of international multi disciplined designers whose skills and cooperation give Design a new identity.  The initials mean Design-Environment-Concept-Art-Furniture. At 100% Design in London D.E.C.A.F. presented the Graffiti Lamp.  Inspired by the street Graffiti artists, those who work in the dark,  Lamp was created to shed — Continue reading

Stirling prize nominees for 2008

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, News + Events + Contests
Stirling prize nominees for 2008

RIBA has announced the nominees short-list for the Stirling prize 2008. Six buildings have been chosen from winners of 2008 RIBA National Awards and 2008 RIBA European Awards. The jury is currently visiting these buildings to make their final decisions. The list makes for a very interesting mix: Accordia, from — Continue reading

Electrolux DesignLab ’08 finalists

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects, News + Events + Contests
Electrolux DesignLab ’08 finalists

I love to talk about design and technology, and the Electrolux DesignLab ’08 it’s full of all that concepts.  Like other years this company, made a call to designers of the world to participate in a great challenge of design and innovation.  This year the theme of the contest was — Continue reading

Modern Retro Tables at Etsy

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Modern Retro Tables at Etsy

I was browsing Etsy today and found some blogworthy tables from Lunar Lounge Design and Michael Arras. His birch plywood Coffee Table caught my eye and isn’t something you see at your regular furniture store..which is why I love Etsy so much. And the tables from Lunar Lounge Design are — Continue reading

World’s First Sidestacker

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
World’s First Sidestacker

Christian Flindt, a Danish designer, in 2005 won the Design Award at the Copenhagen International Furniture Fair for Parts of a Rainbow, the chairs that stack and store side by side. Christian says of his design philosophy, "I am interested in communication between people. I want to rethink furniture in — Continue reading

Vote for 2Modern

Categories: News + Events + Contests
Vote for 2Modern

Home Rejuvenation is having their "10 Most Influential Design Bloggers for 2008" survey. Please vote for 2Modern Design Talk! ;)

The Saddest Pictures Ever…

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
The Saddest Pictures Ever…

Before A few months ago, I wrote about the Farnsworth House, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s mid-century masterpiece. Unfortunately, on September 14, 2008 tropical storms and the remnants of Hurricane Ike caused the house to flood. After The house, mounted on columns five feet above the ground, is located within — Continue reading

Kidrobot + Simpsons = Awesome

Categories: Art + Graphics, Modern Decor + Objects
Kidrobot + Simpsons = Awesome

Q: What happens when your favorite show ever gets together with one of the coolest toy makers around ? A: I end up getting myself a birthday present! The Kidrobot gang have teamed up with my hero Matt Groening to bring us an awesome limited edition 24 piece series of — Continue reading

Wallpaper Passions

Categories: Art + Graphics
Wallpaper Passions

Having just moved into my first apartment, all I want to do is cover my walls with delightful wallpaper. Unfortunately, I’m too lazy. (And I’m not even sure it’s allowed.) But a girl can dream, which is how I discovered this wallpaper and fabric design company, called Studio Printworks. I — Continue reading

public bath.

Categories: Art + Graphics
public bath.

Nice work from Natsko. Link: illustration.

New Modern Teen Shop

Categories: Art + Graphics, Fashion + Trends, Modern Decor + Objects, News + Events + Contests, Sustainability
New Modern Teen Shop

New Modern Teen Shop at 2Modern! Your living space might not be huge, but you can still live large! Check out our cool accessories, modern beds, space saving storage and eco friendly furniture. Need some inspiration? Take a quick look at some of these sweet room designs.

The Ultimate Acceessories

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
The Ultimate Acceessories

We bloggers work hard to bring you loyal blog readers the newest and best home decor furnishings like gorgeous furniture, rugs, throw pillows and accessories each and every day. I fear we’ve neglected to remind you about one of the most important room accessories a homeowner can showcase: cute pets! — Continue reading

Dorm Room Ideas Winner Announced!

Categories: News + Events + Contests

Congratualtions! The winner of the 2Modern.com Dorm Room Decor Ideas Contest is (drum role): Jessica :"My inspiration for a dorm room is biological structures, since these tend to fit well together. And a blue/brown palette that doesn’t get wrecked easily. To make it one’s own, it’s more a matter of — Continue reading

Coza

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Coza

Coza started its operations in 1983, in Caxias do Sul (state of Rio Grande do Sul). It used to produce corkscrews, bottle openers and bar kits. The design investment was very successfull with products made of colored acrylic and started a new phase for the company. Ever since, Coza is — Continue reading

Mid Century Modern Landscaping

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Fashion + Trends
Mid Century Modern Landscaping

If your thinking about adding some mid century landscaping to your yard, here’s a few photos to inspire you. You’ll notice the geometric shapes, and the use of mulch and pebbles in place of grass. The advantage of this of course is less grass to mow, but the aesthetics are — Continue reading